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Author Touponce, William F.

Title Lord Dunsany, H. P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury : spectral journeys / William F. Touponce.

Publication Info. Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  809.38766 T644l 2013    ---  Available
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Description xxi, 143 pages ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Studies in supernatural literature
Studies in supernatural literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-137) and index.
Contents Lord Dunsany, or Beauty -- H. P. Lovecraft, or Shock -- Ray Bradbury, or Nostalgia.
Summary "In Lord Dunsany, H. P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury: Spectral Journeys, William F. Touponce examines what these three masters of weird fiction reveal about modernity and the condition of being modern in their tales. In this study, Touponce confirms that these three authors viewed storytelling as a kind of journey into the spectral. Furthermore, he explains how each identifies modernity with capitalism in various ways and shows a concern with surpassing the limits of realism, which they see as tied to the representation of bourgeois society. The collected writings of Lord Dunsany, H. P. Lovecraft, and Ray Bradbury span the length of the tumultuous twentieth century with hundreds of stories. By comparing these authors, Touponce also traces the development of supernatural fiction since the early 1900s. Reading about how these works were tied to various stages of capitalism, one can see the connection between supernatural literature and society. This study will appeal to fans of the three authors discussed here, as well as to scholars and others interested in the connection between literature and society, criticism of supernatural fiction, the nature of storytelling, and the meaning and experience of modernity." -- Publisher's description.
Subject Fantasy fiction -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Modern, in literature.
Dunsany, Lord, 1878-1957 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Modernism (Literature) -- History and criticism.
Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. (OCoLC)fst00048755
Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937. (OCoLC)fst00050179
Civilization, Modern, in literature. (OCoLC)fst00863110
Fantasy fiction. (OCoLC)fst00920710
Modernism (Literature) (OCoLC)fst01024455
Science fiction. (OCoLC)fst01108566
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9780810892194 (cloth : alk. paper)
0810892197 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780810892200 (ebook)
0810892200 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 40022992312

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